Martinez happy with red card reversal
Friday 30 December 2011
Wigan striker Conor Sammon will be available to face Stoke City tomorrow after the Football Association rescinded the red card shown in Monday's 5-0 defeat by Manchester United.
Sammon caught Michael Carrick in the face with his left hand and, if he was disappointed to be penalised, that turned to shock when he saw a straight red from the referee, Phil Dowd.
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez said yesterday: "We thank the panel for their decision, which is the correct one. I am delighted to have Conor available for the next three matches. You need to accept punishment when you do something wrong but this was a normal phase of play where Conor was using his role as a target man. He tried to be big, to hold the ball."
Latest in Sport
Arsenal and Puma unveil world's first left-footed football
Italy vs England player ratings: Did Andros Townsend's goal see him beat Harry Kane and Wayne Rooney to top marks?
WWE Raw results: Brock Lesnar suspended for post-Wrestlemania 31 rampage after losing title to Seth Rollins
Raheem Sterling interview: No amount of money can convince Sterling to stay at Liverpool
Liverpool injury news: Raheem Sterling, Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren expected to be ready for Arsenal clash
- 1 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 2 Google April Fools': company unveils backwards search engine and huggable digital assistant
- 3 I might be an MP, but that doesn't stop me fighting sexism with my breasts
- 4 April Fools' Day 2015: The best hoax news stories from around the internet
- 5 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
Katie Hopkins reported to the police for race hatred by Labour MP Simon Danczuk after tweet about Pakistani men